Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: My boyfriend has a charge of DV there was no violence just a threat is he looking at any time this is the second

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

Is he only charged with the "threats" version of domestic violence, which would be a second degree misdemeanor with 1 prior DV, or is he charged with a felony offense? If it is the M2, he faces up to 90 days but actual jail time is unlikely. If it is the felony, jail time is much more likely. In either event, he should be working with an attorney.
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Q: Can one reopen a case if all officials involved have been found corrupt & incarcerated themselves?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

Possibly. There would have to be something to link the official corruption to the outcome of your brother's case.
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Q: Good morning, If this is first dui on over 12 years is it still considered to many to quilify for the 3 day program?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

How many total DUI convictions does he have? Were any of his priors felonies? There is a cheat sheet for these made you can see here: https://www.ghmc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/ovichart.pdf

The short answer is that he likely eligible again for a DIP program. But, keep in mind that is a minimum punishment. The judge can impose much more severe sanctions even on a first time lifetime offender. His history may cause the judge to not even consider the DIP option even if he is technically...
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Q: Can EDU be given as evidence in a rape trial?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

Expert testimony from a doctor that you are incapable could certainly be offered if the victim's testimony conflicts with that. Of course, vaginal penetration with a penis is only one of many ways a person can commit what is legally considered a rape. You really ought to be working with an attorney. This is an incredibly serious charge.
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Q: I was in an accident over a year ago and just now got a ticket for driving on suspended what statute of limitations

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017
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Q: Does this mean my jail time is suspended? Or can you please explain that to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

If you do the purge, you will not have to serve time in jail.
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Q: i just got a ticket in a school zone in Ohio, and was told I have to go to court. I live in NYC

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

You can call the court and explain to see if they will let you just pay it. But, it is likely they will tell you to either appear and deal with it or hire an attorney to appear on your behalf.
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Q: I entered the U.S on the v.w.p and have married a U.S citizen who is pregnant can i remain to provide for my family

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

Once you have been in the U.S. for 90 days, you will need to file an adjustment of status petition. You will get a work permit while the application is pending and you can remain in the U.S. until a final decision is made.
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Q: I have closed head injury and sprain neck and back from car wreck guy admitted fault will they pay meforpainandsuffering

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

They may, depending on the evidence that you present to them. An insurance company will look for any reason to devalue your claim, so it is worthwhile to at least consult with an attorney who practices personal injury to go over the value of your claim, because you may leave a lot of money on the table if you try to do it yourself.
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Q: Can I still extend my stay in the USA now, even though I was expected to fly back by October 1st?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

At this point your application to extend your status will not be timely and therefore not filed correctly. It is too late to extend your status, you will have to exit the United States.
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Q: I need help with my birth certificate and certificate of live birth

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Admiralty / Maritime and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 17, 2017

A Certificate of Live Birth is just the 'full' name of what most people call a 'birth certificate, and many states have slightly different names for the same document.

The state where you were born has the record, and you can get a copy from that state's bureau of vital statistics (or whatever that department is called in your state -- again, the terminology may be slightly different). You DO have to prove who you are however, as birth records are NOT public documents, and are far too...
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Q: Can a father with no rights to a child file necessary court paper and hire a lawyer to get his shared parenting time?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

Your accepting him as a father of your child award rights of his visitation. Father having currently no right may seek injunctions through court for visitation, etc. which will, of course, carry certain conditions that he will have to meet/fulfill. Rest of your concerns e.g. elopement in order to deprive you from child-care, parenting or custody etc. are mere perceptions and Court knows it well how to fix it.
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Q: My father passed away 2months ago. My brother is his executor and he isn't letting my sister know anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 13, 2017

Has the probate court actually appointed your brother as executor? If the will has been admitted to probate, then you will be able to see it. If a probate estate has been opened, then the court will send you a notice of a right to a hearing, unless you signed a waiver. If an estate has not been opened, you can open it yourself. You and your sister should use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local probate attorney to review the situation and advise you how to get answers.
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Q: Can a landlord force tenants to agree to renew 10 months ahead of end of lease? "Renew or he will start showing apt."

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 13, 2017

Ohio law gives landlord the right of reasonable entry to show the premises to prospective tenants. There is no time limit on when a lease can or must be renewed, unless there is a limit or renewal requirement stated in the written lease that tenant and landlord signed. What the landlord is doing is not against any law. It might be pressuring the tenants, but that is not illegal. Tenants should review their lease for any renewal rights, if they think they might want to renew, or if they even...
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Q: Does father have any legal rights to his child if hes not on the birth certificate?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 13, 2017

Father who is not married to the mother must establish paternity and then go to court to establish parental rights. Until then, mother has sole legal custody and makes all decisions about the child, and can exclude father from all contact with the child. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney about the situation.
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Q: My father remarried 8 years ago and is ill, step mom wont twll me anything do i have any rite? Im the only child

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 13, 2017

Can you talk directly to your father? Or he could sign a medical power of attorney or health care information release so you can get that information directly from the medical providers.
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Q: If I ran a stop sign and State Patrol didn't pull me over can I still get a ticket in the mail? They were behind me.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017

You could, but its not likely.
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Q: Do you have to be indicted the same time as a codependent?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017
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Q: 48 mph in 20. Ofr stated on ticket heading south, I was going north and said app mandatory ticket said not..recourse?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017

Get a lawyer to go to court with you. Perhaps there are enough problems with the ticket to get it reduced, or even dismissed. A simple mistake like north or south isn't going to kill it.
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Q: I was given a speeding ticket for 20 over in a school zone. Why is it mandatory court, and I don't agree t was before 4.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017

It's mandatory court because a high speed in a school zone is mandatory court. If you intend on fighting it, best to get an attorney.
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